TN Assembly adopts resolution on Hogenakkal project

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Chennai, Mar 27 (UNI) Asserting that Karnataka's opposition to the Hogenakkal Drinking Water scheme was politically motivated, the Tamil Nadu Assembly today urged the Centre to extend its full support and assistance to the state for completing the project at the stipulated time.

A resolution in this effect, moved by Local Adminstration Minister M K Stalin, was adopted unanimously by the House by voice vote.

The resolution said the state always had cordial relations with the neighbouring states and wanted the Centre to take steps to prevent Karnataka from opposing the project and extend its full cooperation to complete it.

Pointing out that the Hogenakkal Combined Water supply scheme was aimed at providing permanent drinking water solution to the people of Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri districts, where the ground water was had high flouride content, the resolution expressed shock and anguish over Karnataka's opposition to the project and described it as politically motivated.

The project was aimed at bringing the Cauvery river water flowing through Tamil Nadu to meet the drinking water requirements of the people of the two districts.

''In no way Karnataka will be affected by this project,'' it said, and added that Karnataka's oppositiion was against country's unity, integrity and sovereignty.

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